After the war, James. A. Wright remembers the Battle of Gettysburg

Their bullets were hissing over us, cutting the weeds and bushes, plumping into the ground and spatting against the stones. It was more satisfactory to be trying to do something than it was to lie on the ground under the howling shrieking shells, or wait inactive, but we do not wish to be understood that there was anything very satisfactory in being shot at.

Source: James A. Wright, No More Gallant a Deed, ed. Steven J. Keillor (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000), 296.

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